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West Hyler

 
Bio:
WEST HYLER was the Scene Director and Story Writer for Cirque Du Soleil Paramour, Cirque's first Broadway Musical. Hyler won the 2017 New York Musical Festival award for Outstanding Direction for "Georama". Directing work includes Avenue Q (State Puppet Theater of Bulgaria), Mortality Play, ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
WEST HYLER was the Scene Director and Story Writer for Cirque Du Soleil Paramour, Cirque's first Broadway Musical. Hyler won the 2017 New York Musical Festival award for Outstanding Direction for "Georama". Directing work includes Avenue Q (State Puppet Theater of Bulgaria), Mortality Play, ... (read complete bio)

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Productions

 
[Broadway, 2016]
Associate Creative Director, Scene Director
 
[West End, 2008]
Assistant Director
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Assistant Director
Assistant Director
Assistant Director
 
[Broadway, 2005] [Replacement]
Assistant Director[Replacement]

West Hyler Biography

WEST HYLER was the Scene Director and Story Writer for Cirque Du Soleil Paramour, Cirque's first Broadway Musical. Hyler won the 2017 New York Musical Festival award for Outstanding Direction for "Georama". Directing work includes Avenue Q (State Puppet Theater of Bulgaria), Mortality Play, Wingman, Kid who would be Pope (Ars Nova), H2O (59E59), Getting My Act Together, Game of Love (York Theater Company), Tempest, Love's Labours Lost, Merry Wives of Windsor (Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival), Georama, The Disappearing Man (St Louis Rep), No Way to Treat a Lady (The Colony Theater), Flambe Dreams, The Awakening of Angel DeLuna, and Georama (NYMF), amongst others. Prior to Paramour, Hyler worked on Broadway as associate director to Des McAnuff on Jersey Boys, which Hyler later staged in venues around the world, and as associate director on "How The Grinch Stole Christmas".  His other writing credits include We Declare You a Terrorist (SPF), Georama (St Louis Rep, Great River Shakespeare Festival) and the Short film "A Jake and A Tom" (Hollywood International Film Festival, Charleston International Film Festival). As a writer/director his work includes Legendarium and Metamorphosis (Big Apple Circus, Lincoln Center) and Panda! (Beijing State Theater, Palazzo Hotel and Casino). He has been a Drama League fall directing fellow as well as a Drama League Resident Artist and holds an MFA from UCSD. West Hyler is married to the director Shelley Butler.





West Hyler News

Interview: Jessica Penzias, Book Writer of New Musical FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS Photo Interview: Jessica Penzias, Book Writer of New Musical FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER
by Neil Shurley - Aug 3, 2022

The joy of sharing this timeless story with a group of people is what fuels our creative process.

Interview: Playwright Kareem Fahmy Discusses DODI & DIANA, Debuting at South Carolina Photo Interview: Playwright Kareem Fahmy Discusses DODI & DIANA, Debuting at South Carolina New Play Festival
by Neil Shurley - Jul 26, 2022

'There are parts of her story that people choose to leave out because it DOESN'T fit into the narrative they want to tell about her.'

Event Recap: Playwright Kate Hamill Launches the South Carolina New Play Festival Photo Event Recap: Playwright Kate Hamill Launches the South Carolina New Play Festival
by Neil Shurley - Jul 18, 2022

'I'm interested in creating works that are surprising, irreverent, and inherently theatrical.'

Interview: Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett Tell the Stories Behind the Shows in a ne Photo Interview: Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett Tell the Stories Behind the Shows in a new Cabaret for South Carolina New Play Festival
by Neil Shurley - Jul 14, 2022

'We’re just excited to be a part of a process that helps promote and foster new art.' West Hyler, Executive Artistic Director of the inaugural South Carolina New Play Festival, wants to tell you a story.

Interview: Playwright Samantha Miller Opens Up About DRAGONSOUL OFFLINE Photo Interview: Playwright Samantha Miller Opens Up About DRAGONSOUL OFFLINE
by Neil Shurley - Jul 10, 2022

'I can't wait to see the audience react.'

South Carolina New Play Festival Announces 2022 Titles Photo South Carolina New Play Festival Announces 2022 Titles
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 2, 2022

The South Carolina New Play Festival announced the shows for the city-wide performing arts festival in Greenville, South Carolina, August 12-14. The festival will feature readings of Kate Hamill's The Scarlet Letter, directed by Shelley Butler, Kareem Fahmy's Dodi and Diana, directed by Adrienne Campell-Holt, Adam Ben-David, Christyn Budzyna, and Jessica Penzias' musical From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, directed by West Hyler, and Samantha Miller's Dragonsoul Offline. The festival will end with a cabaret from Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett.

THE SOUTH CAROLINA NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Announces A Citywide Performing Arts Festival In Photo THE SOUTH CAROLINA NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Announces A Citywide Performing Arts Festival In Greenville This August
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2022

The South Carolina New Play Festival has announced that it will take over Greenville's downtown August 12‚Äď14, 2022, with readings of new plays and musicals at the Peace Center, Greenville Theatre, Warehouse Theatre, and the South Carolina Children's Theatre, and a closing-night cabaret at Genevieve's featuring Broadway celebrities Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett.

BWW Interview: Meet the Acrobuffos of AIR PLAY at The New Victory Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Meet the Acrobuffos of AIR PLAY at The New Victory Theatre
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 7, 2022

AIR PLAY, written, created by, and starring Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, the Acrobuffos, is set to run at the New Victory Theatre from February 11th until March 6th. It features air sculptures in collaboration with Daniel Wurtzel and direction by West Hyler. With knowing smiles and suitcases full of surprises, this comedic duo elicits gales of laughter as they transform ordinary objects into uncommon beauty. This delightful, flightful homage to the power of air will take your breath away as the Acrobuffos goad gravity and make really, really, really high art out of the very thing we breathe.

Jenn Colella, Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway & More This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Jenn Colella, Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway & More This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2022

This month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Tickets Now On Sale for New Victory Theater's Spring 2022 Productions Photo Tickets Now On Sale for New Victory Theater's Spring 2022 Productions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 15, 2021

Today, the New Victory Theater announced that tickets are now on sale for all of their live Spring 2022 productions, which will include a mix of in-person and virtual offerings. 

West Hyler Videos

BWW TV: Watch ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE Get Ready for NYMF! Videoplay
BWW TV: Watch ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE Get Ready for NYMF!

by TV - Press Previews - Jun 30, 2019

Earlier this week, the cast and creative team of the new musical ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE gave a special sneak peek of the upcoming show. ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE features music and lyrics by Yuri Worontschak and book and lyrics by Paul Western-Pittard. When beauty-pageant contestant, Tina Lyons is cheated out of her rightful place in the finale of a Ms Beautiful World competition, she admits herself into the Savra Wellness Centre for Spiritual and Mental Wellbeing to rebalance her life. Little does she know she's accidentally checked-in to a top-secret operation run by Illuminati- lizard Overlords on a mission to colonize the planet. As it tracks the rise, fall, then rise again of Tina we're left wondering how we would react if we had the chance to get everything we ever wanted.

BWW TV: Fly High With a Sneak Peek of FLYING LESSONS at NYMF! Videoplay
BWW TV: Fly High With a Sneak Peek of FLYING LESSONS at NYMF!

by TV - Press Previews - Jun 29, 2019

Earlier this week, the cast and creative team of the new musical FLYING LESSONS gave a special sneak peek of the upcoming show. FLYING LESSONS features a book by Donald Rupe, music by Donald Rupe and Cesar de la Rosa and orchestrations by Cesar de la Rosa, Josh Ceballos and Jason Bailey. In this charming musical, Isabella is a young Latina whose teacher has just assigned the final project of her eighth-grade year: research a historical figure and write a paper about what made them great. Joined by her quirky friends, Isabella has to decide who to study when she is visited in a dream by two unlikely companions: Amelia Earhart and Frederick Douglass. Over time, Isabella writes her own 'recipe for greatness' as she learns as much about herself as she does about history.

BWW TV: The Creation Myth Gets a Punk Rock Retelling in a Sneak Peek of LEAVING EDEN  Videoplay
BWW TV: The Creation Myth Gets a Punk Rock Retelling in a Sneak Peek of LEAVING EDEN at NYMF

by TV - Press Previews - Jun 28, 2019

Earlier this week, the cast and creative team of the new musical LEAVING EDEN gave a special sneak peek of the upcoming show. LEAVING EDEN features a book & lyrics by Jenny Waxman; music by Ben Page and additional music by Ada Westfall. Woman and Man will never be the same.  In the beginning God created man and woman; Adam and Lilith. Lilith has some questions, Adam has some rules, and in a modern metropolis, Eve must deal with a mess of her own creation.  Leaving Eden is a punk-rock creation myth that asks: Is there wisdom in the Garden? And will we have to leave Eden to really know?

BWW TV: Learn the Story of Nat Turner in a Sneak Peek of NYMF's BROTHER NAT Videoplay
BWW TV: Learn the Story of Nat Turner in a Sneak Peek of NYMF's BROTHER NAT

by TV - Press Previews - Jun 30, 2019

Earlier this week, the cast and creative team of the new musical FINDING BEAUTIFUL gave a special sneak peek of the upcoming show.BROTHER NAT features a book and lyrics by Liana Asim and Jabari Asim and music by Allyssa Jones and Damien Sneed. In this sung-through musical inspired by Nat Turner's historic slave insurrection, the hero toils and dreams of freedom until an Angel appears and issues a divine directive: Rise and revolt! The sign Nat has been waiting for arrives: a solar eclipse. In the darkness, he gathers his warriors and seizes the plantation. Against all odds, Nat dares to RISE above injustice, REVOLT against slavery and believe in the REDEMPTION of all humanity.

BWW TV: Take a Sneak Peek at the Jazzy FINDING BEAUTIFUL at NYMF! Videoplay
BWW TV: Take a Sneak Peek at the Jazzy FINDING BEAUTIFUL at NYMF!

by TV - Press Previews - Jun 28, 2019

Earlier this week, the cast and creative team of the new musical FINDING BEAUTIFUL gave a special sneak peek of the upcoming show. FINDING BEAUTIFUL features a book, music, and lyrics by the inaugural NYMF Artist Fellowship recipient, Anessa Marie and Danny Bristoll. A celebration of identity, love, and life through the eyes of both a trans woman and gay man in today's society. Featuring a full jazz ensemble and music influenced by both jazz and musical theater, both unique voices combined offer a raw and unsung exploration of gender identity and the joys and sorrows of transitions, both physical and emotional, in America today. Finding Beautiful promises to speak to anyone who has juggled finding the beauty and love within themselves and the strength to be yourself unabashedly.

BWW TV: Travel to the Outback with a First Look at LADYSHIP at NYMF Videoplay
BWW TV: Travel to the Outback with a First Look at LADYSHIP at NYMF

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 29, 2019

Earlier this week, the cast and creative team of the new musical LADYSHIP gave a special sneak peek of the upcoming show. LADYSHIP features a book, music, and lyrics by Laura and Linda Good. Is it a crime to survive? Convicted of petty crimes and sentenced to journey to a land they had never known, teenage Irish sisters Alice and Mary are forced to make the treacherous crossing from London to Australia in 1789. With a contemporary alt/pop score by Linda and Laura Good of the band the Twigs,LadyShip reminds us that whether in the 18th century or now, this story is all too familiar - when given no say in their lives or the world around them women will always find their own voice. Based on true events, this is the harrowing story of the 25,000 women who would become the "mothers of Australia," whether they wanted to be or not.